10,000-Strong Steam Group Wants Half-Life 3 Update from Valve
After just three weeks of existence, a Steam group demanding more information from Valve on Half-Life 3 has hit 10,000 members.
The group has issued an open letter to Valve, asking for better communication between the developer and its “oldest and longest-running fanbase,” which is finding the lack of info on further Half-Life installments “frustrating.”
“The entire trilogy of episodes was supposed to be completed and released by 2007, and if Valve have decided to do other things for the time being, that is fine; all that we ask for is a basic response on the matter, and to let fans know whether or not the current story arc is scheduled to conclude at another point in time,” the letter states.
Valve has been mum on Half-Life 2 and its various goings-on for years, but in the meantime, projects like Portal and Portal 2 and the Left 4 Dead series have sprung up around it. The Steam group doesn’t want to rush Valve, it just wants to know that Gordon Freeman and his spectacular red beard will be showing up sometime in the future.
Now, sure, 10,000 people is (kind of) a lot, but Valve has no reason to respond to these fans, especially when they’re already on Steam. You can’t petition Valve, and I highly doubt there will be a Valve boycott anytime soon — this is basically 10,000 people organizing a Facebook group and asking Gabe Newell nicely to stop doing what the company obviously has a reason to do. It’s not like Valve doesn’t want to hype up the next Half-Life game, unless there’s a reason not to do so.
Anyway. Good luck, 10,000 polite Steam users.